UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation, County Parks, and Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County present ALFRED HITCHCOCK NIGHTS: Eight Classic Films of Obsession, Mystery, and Suspense: FREE movie screenings on consecutive Wednesdays and Fridays running from July 3rd through August 23rd.
Wednesday nights at 730pm, screenings will be in UCSB’s Campbell Hall, followed by repeat showings of the same works outdoors under the stars, Friday nights at 830pm at the County Courthouse Sunken Garden in downtown Santa Barbara.
Attendees are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and refreshments.
The lineup of films by the undisputed “Master of Suspense” features:
Vertigo (July 3 & 5)
Rear Window (July 10 & 12)
North By Northwest (July 17 & 19)
Psycho (July 24 & 26)
Shadow of a Doubt (July 31 only)
Notorious (August 7 & 9)
The Birds (August 14 & 16)
Strangers on a Train (August 21 & 23).
The County Courthouse is at 1100 Anacapa St.
KCSB is a media supporter of UCSB A&L’s Summer Cinema.
For more information go to artsandlectures.ucsb.edu, or call 805.893.3535.
Vertigo (1958, 128 min.)
The psychological thriller Vertigo depicts a retired private eye’s spiral into erotic obsession and deceit. Shot on location in San Francisco, the Hollywood classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a detective who is terrified of heights. Hired to investigate the mysterious activities of an old friend’s beautiful, younger wife (Kim Novak), he becomes dangerously fixated on her. Vertigo was one of the first films preserved in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.
Rear Window (1954, 112 minutes)
An exploration of everyday voyeurism, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window stars Jimmy Stewart, who plays a photojournalist confined to his Greenwich Village apartment after an injury. During a summer heat wave, between visits from his socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and an elder nurse, he finds himself watching neighbors across the way via the camera lens. Suspicious behavior involving a domestic couple has him asking if he’s witnessed a murder. This 1954 thriller was nominated for four Academy Awards.